Leicester physiologist named Bioscience Teacher of the Year

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 01, 2011 10:37 AM |
Congratulations to Dr Jon Scott, recognised for “outstanding learning and teaching practice in the biosciences.”

Dr Jon Scott from our Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology who was yesterday named Bioscience Teacher of the Year at an international conference in Edinburgh.

Sponsored by Oxford University Press, the award recognises lecturers in higher education across the UK who:

  • Excel at engaging, motivating and inspiring their students.
  • Go the extra mile to support their students’ development as individuals.
  • Have influenced and enhanced students’ achievements and colleagues’ practices within and beyond their own institution.

Dr Scott was nominated for his work on enhancing students' experience of and engagement with feedback on assignments, which has involved workshops and presentations with colleagues as well as using the Students’ Union to increase students’ awareness of the range of feedback mechanisms available.

The Bioscience Teacher of the Year award presentation was a feature of last night’s conference dinner at Effective Learning in the Bioscences, a two-day conference organised by the UK Centre for Bioscience. The award was presented to Dr Scott by Kevan Gartland, Chair of the UK Centre for Bioscience Advisory Group, and Jonathan Crowe from OUP.

Dr Scott receives the Ed Wood Memorial Prize* which includes £1,000 and a free subscription to an OUP journal.

*The prize is named in honour of Professor Edward J Wood, the first Director of the Learning and Teaching Support Network for Bioscience which is now the UK Centre for Bioscience. It has no connection with the infamous film director portrayed on screen by Johnny Depp.